Published: February 28, 2012
Thieves broke into a private residence here sometime between February 2 and 14, stealing a number of antique items and furnishings.
Reported stolen was a running horse weathervane, 200 years old and original to the horse barn on the property. The weathervane is described by the owner as being in good condition, with its rearmost leg nearly disconnected from base. The front section is separate and has a large star within a circle.
Taken was a slant top desk, also described as being in good condition, but with its front two legs, especially the left, loose and in need of repair. The desk has several small drawers inside and carved details. It may date to late 1800s or early 1900s.
Other items that were reported stolen include a gold-framed, hand painted family photo inside a curved glass frame, circa 1926′8, with gold paper backing; a hand painted, caned child’s chair, part of a set, described as being in good condition, with a gap in the right side of the caning; and a child’s rocker, black, with curved arms and freshly caned.
Miscellaneous antique bottles, a brass lantern wired for electricity and an antique copper tub with wooden handles are among other items that were reported stolen from the house.
The Hinesburg Community Police are investigating the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 802-482-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The case number is 12HB00166.
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